Style is great and all, but it's a rich man's game, right?
Believe it or not, you can still look amazing on a budget – perhaps even better than some “wealthy” folks.
That's the topic of today's article, gents – we're covering 10 ways to looking rich on a budget.
- Set A High Standard For Your Uniform.
- Head To The Barber Every Two Weeks.
- Practice Skin Care.
- Don't Let Wrinkles Show.
- Buy One Quality Men's Watch.
- Prioritize Shoe Quality.
- Then Take Care Of Those Shoes!
- Invest In Outerwear.
- Buy Natural Fabrics.
- Embrace A Signature Scent.
Alright, let's get started.
1. Set A Higher Standard For Your Uniform
What is a uniform? The Cambridge dictionary defines it as a type of clothing connected with specific groups of people.
It's much more than that, though. A uniform is a personal brand, the combination of clothing and accessories that people associate with you.
You need to establish a high standard for that uniform. Make it so no matter what, your daily outfit is at an elevated level of men's style – this could mean ditching the cargo shorts and Ecko shirt in favor of some fitted jeans and a dress shirt.
2. Wait Two Weeks Between Haircuts
I always stress regimenting your style routine, and haircuts are something I've mentioned before. Two weeks is a solid middle ground because it's at a time where your hair is starting to grow back but isn't quite unruly yet.
If you stick to this, then no one will ever catch you looking even slightly off your game. When it comes to looking rich, a simple haircut goes a long way.
3. Daily Facial Grooming For Men
If you're neglecting skincare, you're making a grave mistake. It's easy to put off – you don't see results right away, and it takes time out of your day.
At the same time though, a regimented skincare routine can make a huge difference in your appearance over the course of a couple of months. Your face will look rejuvenated and you'll have substantially less acne.
All this in conjunction makes you look more like a movie star!
4. Don't Let Wrinkles Show
No one likes ironing – it's boring and tedious (though you should still do it), but there are preventative steps you can take to ensure no wrinklers crop up.
Make sure you store your clothing neatly. You should always store a garment as soon as you take it off. Leaving clothes over your chair will leave indentations that can easily be avoided.
When it comes to trousers, don't pull them up while you sit down – it's a common habit. Yes, it might be slightly less comfortable, but you'll thank me when you don't need to break the iron out.
5. Men's Watches – Get One
When it comes to sending a clear message of power and style, nothing matches a quality watch. Even if you have just one, people will remember you better for it.
You don't want to go spending a lot of money, but strongly consider a firm investment in this area – the service a watch can do you is not to be underestimated.
In addition to looking badass, a watch is…
- A tool to keep you from your phone.
- Something women WILL notice.
Trust me, watches have stood the test of time for good reason (see what I did there?).
6. Prioritize Shoe Quality
Even if you're not a millionaire, you should think about spending a decent amount of cash on a solid pair of dress shoes or boots. Like watches, they draw attention that can make or break a first impression.
Buying cheap shoes not only look bad, but they'll break sooner rather than later. Before you know it, you ended up paying for more than a great pair would have cost you.
7. Practice Proper Shoe Care
Ok, so you got the great shoes – nice. Now it's time to care for them.
Quality leather will last you a lifetime, but you need to care for them correctly. A carefully shined pair of dress shoes make a man look nothing short of badass. I won't go into it here, but you can check out my guide to shoe-shining and get a feel for it.
8. Invest In Some Outerwear
Jackets are not only practical tools to protect you from the elements, but they are also powerful style pieces.
Whether it be a sport coat or a casual bomber, the right jacket will speak volumes about your uniform and personal style – foremost being that you care about looking good.
Furthermore, jackets can really help in emphasizing the best parts of your body. Pockets will really bring out your chest while texturing on the shoulders will bring those out too.
9. Watch Out for Natural Fabrics
In looking rich, manmade fabrics won't do the trick. Don't get me wrong, they can serve a great purpose – but if you need to pick and choose on a limited budget, nothing compares to natural plant and animal fibers.
When it comes to fabric – and everything else – shoot for quality over quantity.
If you're in a hot climate, look for linen – the oldest fiber known to man. Hunt down 100% cotton. For casual sport coats, try your luck at wool.
You'll rest easy knowing everything you own is top-notch.
10. Embrace Your Signature Scent
Finally, we have men's colognes. There's so much complexity and choice when it comes to fragrance, I couldn't possibly do it justice in one section.
Just know that there are hundreds of quality fragrances that fall well within a frugal person's budget – you're bound to find one you like.
The theme today has been quality over quantity. It doesn't matter if you don't own a lot – just so long as you love what you do have. That alone counts for everything in a stylish foundation.
Click below to watch the video – How To Look Rich… Even If You're Broke!